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Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948
1 Glass negative (b&w, 13 cm. x 18 cm.)
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 14, vol. 2 reads, "Baalb. Inscr. XVI, left section."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.14: Photo File 14 (2 vols.), "Syria: Architecture & Inscriptions," Subseries 4.14.1: vol. 1; Image No. 136 (Negative Number: 3526). Inscription. XVI, left section."
Additional information from staff reads, "Under the Ayyubids (1175-1250) and the Mamluks (1279-1516), Baalbek witnessed a revival of its political and economic role. To defend the city from crusader attacks, the Ayyubids built a citadel on the site of the temples of Jupiter and Bacchus, which continued to be used during the Mamluk period. Of this c...